Kingmakers

                                    We believe in Jesus Christ… who ascended into heaven,                                       and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

Matthew 28:18

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.”

Jesus died a shameful death, apparently defeated. But He overcame death and has been appointed King of kings by God (Acts 2:36). He is now the rightful King not only of the Jewish nation, but of all the peoples of the world.

So the earth is His by right – and will one day be His in fact. But he does not want to impose His rule by force (as Herod the Great did); He wants the nations to submit to His authority by free choice. And so He sends His servants out into the world to woo the world, inviting all people to acknowledge Him as their Saviour and Lord.

This task might seem to be an impossible one – because it is human nature to resist the authority of God. But Jesus holds the door open for us (Revelation 3:7,8), and promises us His Spirit to motivate and empower us (Acts 1:8). If He is our Lord, we must obey His command!

 

 

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2 Responses to Kingmakers

  1. tambman says:

    The world, in general, cannot differentiate between the political power that is Caesar’s, and that which is God’s. I use “Caesar” here to indicate those earthly rulers, who govern by fear and violence, exploitation and lies. God’s rule is altogether quieter – how could it not be, given the nature of Love? Accepting the status quo of Caesar’s rule, the world sees no hope, no possibilty of advancement without accepting the wrong path. Following God’s way, one has hope; the assurance that eventually the Kingdom will come on Earth, as it has been ordained since before Creation. May God bless us in our Hope and give us courage to bear witness to the Truth, which sets us free.

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    • Deborah says:

      Just as Jesus was tempted to bow down to Satan in order to receive all the kingdoms of the world, so the Church is constantly tempted to use the methods of the world that you have mentioned (violence, exploitation and lies) instead of following God’s way of quietness and trust.

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